FireAngel Blog

Ealing's pioneering IoT partnership with FireAngel

The London Borough of Ealing is currently undertaking a large regeneration programme to transform many of its properties and estates and, as part of its plans, the council is implementing one of the biggest IoT roll-outs of its kind by a UK social housing provider through the installation of FireAngel’s Spec Connected products and services across its entire housing portfolio.
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Remote monitoring: A proactive approach to fire risk management

The Regulator of Social Housing’s third temporary monthly survey found challenges around gaining physical access to properties remained a concern for social housing providers across the UK due to the risks posed by the Coronavirus pandemic. Here we explore how connected and cost-effective fire safety solutions that facilitate remote real time monitoring can not only overcome the potential issues posed by failing to gain physical access to a property, but also provide a compliant and futureproofed approach to asset and risk management across an entire housing portfolio that safeguards every resident.
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The benefits of combining LD1, IoT & connected fire safety technologies

The disparities between Approved Document B (Fire Safety) volume 1 and the recent revision of Part 6 of BS 5839 presents housing providers with varying guidelines on the minimum requirement of fire safety provisions their property portfolio should currently specify. Ian Ballinger, head of projects and certification at FireAngel, shares his advice on why housing providers should consider the benefits of going above and beyond the current regulations and recommendations by pairing an LD1 category specification with IoT and AI in order to protect tenants and simultaneously future-proof their housing portfolios.
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How changes to BS 5839:6 creates an opportunity to future-proof domestic properties

Following the BSI’s 2019 update of the domestic fire detection and alarm system standard, specifically Part 6 of BS 5839, Ian Ballinger, Certification Manager for FireAngel, outlines the current opportunity the industry has to not only comply with these regulations, but future proof domestic properties for years to come.
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